Peabody Reflector

Susan Gray School cuts ribbon on new fully accessible playground

Beyond the Mall, Spring 2009 | One Comment | |


The Susan Gray School for Children dedicated the new Finan Family Playground as part of Peabody homecoming weekend activities last October. Above, Kelly Finan, BS’09, with assistance from David Williams, vice chancellor for university affairs and athletics, cuts the ribbon. The playground was made possible by Tom and Mary K. Finan, parents of Kelly, Vanderbilt Athletics and other donors. It is the school’s first barrier-free, fully accessible playground for preschoolers ages 3-5. It includes wheelchair-accessible swings, a fort, two motor-skill learning centers, rockers, garden boxes, a play station and an outdoor classroom.

photo credits: John Russell

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  1. i just read an article at about a kid who can’t speak due to autism. I have a grand nephew born 9-27-2004. He had been in and out the hospital since he was about 2 months old. My niece was told by her pediatrican when Isaih was few weeks old to be patient with his development but then he had constant seizure. He is over five years old now but still can’t talk, can’t stand or do anything except smile. He is just like a big baby.
    My niece and her son lives in Las Vega, NV. Is there a similar program there? Whatever help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

    Prescila from Fresno